October 25, 2019

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Rich Libs in Silicon Valley to Host ‘Poverty Simulation’ — will be held in Cupertino, site of Apple headquarters.

The event will take place on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cupertino Senior Center. During the two-hour simulation, participants will “work to overcome barriers to social services, live off insufficient income, and encounter unforeseen economic obstacles along the way,” according to the City of Cupertino website.

The poverty simulation will be hosted by the city and two local nonprofits, West Valley Community Services and Step Up Silicon Valley. The latter group describes itself as a “social innovation network focused on reducing poverty.”

Cupertino, site of Apple headquarters, has a median household income of more than $150,000—well above the national median of $60,000. Users of the popular social-networking website Twitter, which is headquartered about an hour’s drive away in San Francisco, have noted the absurdity of rich, tech-industry liberals who have turned a once-great city into an unlivable hellscape in turn having little to offer in terms of actual solutions beyond a “simulation” designed to allow its rich, liberal attendees to publicly express their opposition to poverty. Good for them.

Curiously though, there seems to be little effort to roll back what Thomas Sowell dubbed “the housing price of liberalism” in the Bay Area. As Sowell writes, “Much as many liberals like to put guilt trips on other people, they seldom seek out, much less acknowledge and take responsibility for, the bad consequences of their own actions.”

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